Majors

In temperatures hovering near -10°, sophomore Tiffany Green prepares a thin slice of ice for inspection of its crystal formation during a lab exercise in Prof. Erin Pettit's Ice in Climate Systems class in the Elvey Building's ice lab.
In temperatures hovering near -10°, sophomore Tiffany Green prepares a thin slice of ice for inspection of its crystal formation during a lab exercise in Prof. Erin Pettit's Ice in Climate Systems class in the Elvey Building's ice lab.

Launch a rocket. Monitor muskoxen. Study in Spain. It's your life. Make it off the charts or off the grid.

What you achieve at UAF is limited only by your imagination. You have a vision and an independent spirit. We have experts to guide you and a dare-to-be-great situation with your name on it. Chart your own academic path, with e-learning, customized majors, internships, honors and exchange programs, and more than 200 degrees and certificates. All you need is a will to succeed.

>>See our list of majors.


Academic support services

We want you to succeed at UAF and have people ready to help in every aspect, from academic classes to personal enrichment.

Academic Advising Center

Helping students plan their academic life, the Academic Advising Center's advisors are available weekdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to help students complete registration and plan their degree completion. Schedule an appointment on the Academic Advising Center website.

The center also offers workshops on various topics such as time and stress management, note- and test-taking, math anxiety and creating a four-year plan.

Looking to connect with your advisor?

Career Services

Helping you discover and achieve career options, Career Services provides career counseling, job search and internship advising, and on-campus employer recruiting to students, alumni staff and faculty.

Academic computing and the Office of Information Technology

Open computing labs with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems are available for all UAF students in the MBS Complex, the Bunnell Building and the 23-hour study area in the Rasmuson Library.

Get free technical support and limited training from assigned student lab consultants.

The Office of Information Technology can also offer support with many things IT, from accounts access and password resets to security and web information.

Writing Center

The Writing Center, located at 801 Gruening Building, is the go-to spot for help with all phases of the writing process. Tutors give one-on-one help with brainstorming, organizing, researching, drafting, revising and more.

The center also includes a computer lab, where you can print for free. Find a full range of dictionaries, handbooks, thesauruses and help with citation styles.

Math Placement Assessment (ALEKS)

Anyone who is planning on taking a course that requires mathematics placement during or after the Fall 2014 semester and does not have current MATH credit from a course at the appropriate level should register for the UAF Math Placement Assessment through ALEKS (UA login required).

Math and Stat lab

Math and statistics faculty offer free tutoring in UAF's math and stat lab, located in room 305 of the Chapman Building.

Speaking Center

The Department of Communication offers coaching in preparing and delivering public presentations in 507 Gruening at the Speaking Center.

Student Support Services

Eligible students can get personal and comprehensive academic support at Student Support Services. Providing an inviting, resourceful atmosphere and opportunities for academic development and success, SSS helps students to stay in school and complete their degree program.

Rural Student Services

An academic advising department, Rural Student Services has more than 40 years of experience in working with students from all over Alaska and focuses on helping rural students transition to a new city and make meaningful connections at UAF.

Disability Services

Assisting students with documented disabilities, Disability Service's goal is to ensure equal access to educational opportunities at UAF. Academic accommodations are free and available to any student who qualifies as an individual with a disability and is enrolled in at least one credit hour.


Research opportunities

Two undergraduate students doing lab work at UAF.
Inspiration. It comes from people, places and ideas.

UAF is a hotbed of all three — where everyone has a story to tell, where nature in its relentless grandeur brings true perspective, and where innovation reigns supreme. Venture outside the classroom, where fieldwork really is in the field — and in the forest, ocean, or any of the rugged terrain that makes up Alaska’s vast, natural laboratory. Around here, if you’re game, you’re in. Even undergrads work one-on-one with world-class faculty on advanced research.

This is where theory meets practice, and where hands-on experience gets its place in the sun.

The Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity office exists to support, develop and institutionalize UAF's diverse and robust programs of undergraduate research and creative scholarship.

>>Discover research opportunities.


Study away

UAF study away student sits on the coast in Portugal.
This UAF study away student sits on the coast in Portugal.
If you want to explore the world, UAF can help. Whether you attend a university in another state or another country, your credits will count toward your UAF degree program. Participation in National Student Exchange and international exchange/study abroad programs will start you on your unforgettable adventure!
 

Honors program

Students in the Honors Capstone class take turns presenting after teaming up in groups to complete a class exercise.
Students in the Honors Capstone class take turns presenting after teaming up in groups to complete a class exercise.
The Honors Program assists high-achieving and motivated students in making the absolute most of their undergraduate education. But it’s about more than being smart. It’s about being bold, pushing your intellect and pursuing scholarly opportunities. It’s exploring new places — in the mind and the world. It’s your home away from home, academically and socially, where you share small classes and rigorous thinking with student-scholars as inquisitive as you.

UA Scholars

Jeremy Langton, in blue, David Apperson, in red, and other engineering majors tinker with their model airplane before sending it aloft for a test flight over a parking lot on the Fairbanks campus.
Jeremy Langton, in blue, David Apperson, in red, and other engineering majors tinker with their model airplane before sending it aloft for a test flight over a parking lot on the Fairbanks campus.
The UA Scholars Program encourages Alaska's high school graduates to get their advanced education in Alaska.

The UA Scholars Award is an $11,000 scholarship which can cover eligible expenses such as undergraduate tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies and other educational costs associated with going to a UA school.

  • Students eligible for the award are designated by their high school if they are in the top 10 percent of their junior class at the end of their junior year.
  • The award is disbursed in the amount of $1,375 per semester for a total of eight semesters over a five year period.
  • Scholars are required to maintain full-time enrollment status (minimum of 12 credits) and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Scholars receive award letters during the beginning of their senior year and must apply for admission (as a new student) by May 1 to reserve their award. Scholarships must start within 12 months of high school graduation. Your application fee will be waived when you select the UA Scholars application type when applying through UAOnline.

Amy Bristor

Contact Amy Bristor with questions about the UA Scholars program



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